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Master of Science (MS)


Agricultural Systems Technology and Education


E. J. Maynard


It has been advocated by many sheep raisers and individuals interested in the wool industry of utah, that wool manufacturing should become a leading industry of this state. Factors which seemingly corroborate such contentions are readily apparent. Utah's annual wool clip ranges between eighteen and twenty-five million pounds of wool (1)*. The state is located in the center of the Western range states where the bulk of the higher quality wool of this country is grown. A part of the marketing costs of freight, commission charges to a limited extent, and high storage costs could be decreased. These savings would result in higher prices of raw wool. Sheep growers would also have an opportunity of observing the manufacturing process and thus learn to recognize the characteristics of better quality wool.